POLICE INVESTIGATE INFANT DEATH

(Wilmington, DE 19808) Yesterday, (Jan 13) patrol officers and detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the Christina Hospital for an 18-year-old female who reportedly suffered a miscarriage at her home.

After speaking with the female at the hospital detectives responded to her home in the unit block of Washington Avenue, where they discovered what appeared to be a full term, male infant; the child was deceased.

The infant was turned over to the Division of Forensic Sciences – Medical Examiner’s Unit. The investigation remains ongoing and additional information will be released as it becomes available. Should any member of the public have information which may assist in this investigation please contact Detective Timothy Collins at 302-395-2787 or via email at Timothy.Collins@newcastlede.gov.

VEHICLE STOP LEADS TO DRUGS AND GUN ARREST

New Castle County Police arrest 29-year old New Castle man for drug and firearm charges. 

(Wilmington, 19805) On Sunday (January 13), officers from the New Castle County Police stopped a dark-colored Impala for a traffic violation in the area of Alban Drive and Bonwood Road, Wilmington.  During the car stop, the officers contacted the driver of the vehicle; 29-year-old Kwame Owens.

During the interaction, officers noticed evidence of Marijuana which lead to a search.  During a search of the car, officers located A .380 caliber handgun, 4.57 grams of crack cocaine, 0.462 grams of heroin, 7 tablets of ecstasy, 1 Xanax bar, 1 acetaminophen/codeine tablet, 7.4 grams of marijuana, $1,149 of suspected drug proceeds and related paraphernalia.

Kwame Owens was charged with one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony,  one count of felony Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, one count of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, one count of felony Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, One count of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Subject of a Protection from Abuse Order, one count of felony Theft of a Firearm, two counts of Possession With Intent to Deliver a controlled substance, three counts of misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to have Insurance Identification in Possession and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign.

Kwame Owens was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $66,300 secured bail.

 

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Kwame Owens

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWCASTLE WOMAN-MYASIA BROWN

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 19-year-old Myasia Brown.

(New Castle, De 19720) Yesterday, (January 12), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police learned that Myasia Brown made statements which caused concern for her welfare.

Myasia Brown is described as a black female, 5’7” tall, 162 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. Clothing description is unknown at this time.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Myasia Brown to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com, or (IM) on the New Castle County Police Facebook page.

 

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POLICE ARREST MULTIPLE SUSPECTS FOR VEHICLE BREAK-INS.

(Newark, 19702) Early Sunday morning, (Jan 6) at approximately 5:00 am, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Lisa Drive for a theft from motor vehicle complaint.  When the officers’ arrived, they found numerous cars had been entered and ransacked.  Video surveillance in the neighborhood captured a white U-Haul van driving through the area.

Officers patrolling the area observed the van travelling on Pulaski Highway (Rt. 40). The officers stopped the van and found that there were three adults and seven juveniles inside.  The van was also laden with a large amount of stolen property.  The property was identified as being stolen from numerous vehicles in the area.

Arrested were: 27-year-old, Antoine Freeman of New Castle.  He was charged with 3 counts of felony Burglary 3rd, 1 count of felony Conspiracy 2nd, 3 counts of misdemeanor Theft, and one count of Possession of Marijuana.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $6200 secured bail.

26-year-old, Michelle Vance of Wilmington was also charged with 3 counts of felony Burglary 3rd, 1 count of felony Conspiracy 2nd, 3 counts of misdemeanor Theft, and one count of Possession of Marijuana.  She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $800 unsecured bail.

24-year-old Blair Butcher of Wilmington was also charged with 3 counts of felony Burglary 3rd, 1 count of felony Conspiracy 2nd, 3 counts of misdemeanor Theft, and one count of Possession of Marijuana.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $800 unsecured bail.

The seven juveniles were also charged.

The investigation is still ongoing and at the time of this press release, the subjects were found to be responsible for 6 additional Burglaries.  Bringing the total to at least 15 incidents.

Antoine Freeman             Michelle Vance               Blair Butcher

NEW CASTLE DIVISION OF POLICE CAR-STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST AND STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY

(Newark, DE 19713) Saturday, (December 29th) members of the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team established surveillance in the area of Salem Church Road, near the community of Triwoods.

A silver Toyota Camry was stopped after a traffic violation was witnessed by the officers. The driver 18-year-old Thomas Brittingham was found to be in possession of 12.5 grams of marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia and $595.00.

Further investigation revealed the registration plate was stolen from Landenberg and the vehicle was reported stolen out of New Castle County.

During the vehicle stop, the passenger 20-year-old Forrest Sinex began fighting with the officers. After a brief struggle, the officers were able to place Forrest Sinex into custody.

Thomas Brittingham was charged with one count of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, one count of felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Marijuana Related, and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane/Direction.

Thomas Brittingham was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $5200.00 unsecured bond.

 

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Thomas Brittingham

 

Forrest Sinex was charged with one count of felony Resisting Arrest.

Forrest Sinex was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and given $2000.00 unsecured bond, however, he was committed to Howard Young Correctional Institution pending a violation of probation.

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Forrest Sinex

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY DIVISION OF POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING BURGLARY SUSPECT

The New Castle County Police Criminal Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect shown here in surveillance footage. The suspect is being sought in connection with a December burglary on Woodsway Drive.

Surveillance was obtained from the surrounding area depicting two (2) male subjects and a Jeep Wrangler that are of interest.

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The Jeep appears to be a 2007-18 dark color 4 door Wrangler with hard top and has an unknown tag on the front bumper and unknown registration. The vehicle leaves Delaire on Sunset Rd. and turns southbound onto Governor Printz Blvd.

 

If you can identify this suspect or have any information regarding this investigation please contact Detective Christopher at (302)395-8171 or eric.christopher@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police Department.

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